8/4/2017 60th REUNION DATE, TIME AND VENUE ANNOUNCED
‘Club 58’ meets for luncheon and reunion meeting
Ten members of the Sac High Class of 58 reunion committee met on Thursday, August 3rd for a meeting and luncheon of the ‘Club 58’ group at
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4/2/2017 Maggie ADAIR Upton Featured in Antigone
SARTA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Maggie ADAIR Upton, will be featured in an adaptation of Antigone, by Sophocles, at the Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard, North Sacrament
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9/27/2016 Maggie ADAIR Upton receives SARTA Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to classmate Maggie ADAIR Upton
A Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Maggie recently by SARTA (Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance). The following informatio
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After graduating from SHS I attended Sacramento State for two years during which time I married Hugh Taylor. His job opportunities took us from Sacramento to Portland, Oregon, back to San Jose and eventually to Pacific Grove. During this time I did Foster home care and then became a school secretary. After thirteen years of marriage, Hugh and I divorced and I found I needed to get a career—in a hurry!! I went back to San Jose State for two years to get my teaching credential.
I started teaching in Pacific Grove in 1975. My first teaching assignment was for summer school. I had a choice of teaching archery or basic electronics. I knew nothing about archery and as for basic electronics, well, I knew that if I plugged a lamp into the wall plug and turned on the switch that I would get light, so I chose basic electronics. (Sorry, Mr. Snyder…..) Needless to say I learned a lot in a hurry!! I had a lot of fun with that class! And earned a reputation for science so I was given an assignment teaching middle-school science of all things! Who knew!
Eight years into my career of teaching math, not science, SHS class of ’58 had its 25th reunion down at the Senator Hotel where I ran into Jerry Taylor, whom I had dated in my Junior year. I relocated to Sacramento in 1985 when we were married and taught in the San Juan Unified School District until we ended up in Southern California where I was able to teach in Rancho Santa Fe in Northern San Diego County.
I came back to the Sacramento area and got a job teaching in Roseville when Jerry and I parted. I remained in Roseville until 2003 when I went back to Monterey and taught in Salinas so I could be close to my three children and six grandchildren. The house I was living in there was literally falling apart so I chose to not repair that house but instead, purchase a new home in Sun City Lincoln Hills and live and enjoy life as a senior! I retired from teaching middle-school math in 2007 after 30 years in the class room….about time! Or…..so I thought!
The following year I found myself back in the classroom teaching full-time in West Sacramento!! With the economy tanking, my daughter ended up moving back home and needed to reinvent herself so I went back to work to help pay for the schooling……so much for retirement!
Three years later, the California State Teacher’s Retirement System decided to restructure the retirement criteria…..retroactively. I was fortunate? enough to be selected as one of the test case clients and my pension check was instantly reduced considerably while the case went through the court system. You just might say this sort of upset my budget a little! As a result, I sold my home and relocated to Florida where I could afford to purchase a home and survive while waiting for the courts to make their decision. In early 2016, it was decided that CalSTRS needed to restore us to our original amount, but they have since filed an appeal. As of this writing, we are still waiting for this final decision.
In the meantime, I have been back working full time here in Florida teaching middle-school math…again. Going on five years now…….but I am now looking at the end!......finally!!!! This is it! By the time you see me at the reunion in May, I will be finally a true retired person……..WaHoooo!!
I have been fortunate in my lifetime to have traveled considerably and I have been able to thoroughly enjoy life. While not all has been rosy I maintain a positive outlook and plan to enjoy all life has to offer. I want to spend time with my three children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Life is good!!
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